Social media video of two men impersonating police officers in Barking.


Police are aware of a video circulating on social media filmed in east London appearing to show two men impersonating police officers.

Police were called at 18:51hrs on Tuesday, 12 October to a residential block in The Shaftesburys, Barking IG11.

A woman reported that two men had attended her address. They were claiming to be police officers and were dressed in crude uniform including caps, harnesses and ‘asps’ (batons) and said they were there to search the property.

They were initially allowed in before the residents became suspicious and asked to see their identification, which they could not produce.

Upon being further challenged the suspects left the address. They were followed and fled in the direction of Abbey Road.

Officers attended and conducted an area search but the males could not be located.

It is not believed that anything was stolen from the address and there were no reports of any physical injuries.

An investigation is ongoing. There have been no arrests at this time.

Police would like to speak to the two men pictured and ask anyone who has information that could help to call 101 ref CAD 6640/12 Oct.

Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Guidance on checking the identity of a police officer

Unfortunately, there have been occasions when fraudsters have posed as police officers, both in person and on the phone, to trick people into giving them personal information and defraud them of money.

If one of our officers contacts you in person, they’ll show you their police warrant card. This is proof of their identity and authority.

Remember if you’re unsure about whether the person you’re dealing with is a genuine police officer – stop – and call us on 101 to check their identity.

In an emergency always call 999.

For more information, please visit the Met Police website

The social media video showing the fake police officers. The incident is actually in Barking.
The two fake officers.

Romford Town Centre A Team achieve great results reducing serious violence, violence against women and girls and anti social behaviour.

Well done to Romford Town Centre A Team who recently all chipped in to buy a bleed kit with their own money for their area to support the community. They have also been working long hours to clamp down on violence against women and girls, serious violence and anti social behaviour in Romford town centre.

Local pool company raises £7k for Ukraine Appeal.

Like most people watching the news recently talking about the war in Ukraine, local swimming pool business owner, George Clifton from Hornchurch felt compelled to help to support the Ukraine during a very difficult time. He came up with the idea of selling one of his prestige hot tubs and donating the full purchase price

‘Another Tory MP demonstrates that they just don’t get how the cost of living crisis is hitting families’-Jon Cruddas MP.

Furious residents here in Havering have hit back at comments made by Tory Safeguarding Minister Rachel Maclean who yesterday stated that people should increase their hours or move to a better paid job to fight the cost of living crisis. Angry local residents here branded the minister ‘uneducated, ill informed, incompetent, out of touch with

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: